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Thursday, 17 December 2015

December 17, 2015

National News: Bill includes money for EAC | More than a dozen states eye automatic voter registration

Arkansas: New voting machines assembled in Boone Co.| Justices hear report on new voting system but can't take action due to lack of quorum | Quorum court OKs 2016 vote centers

California: Mill Valley voters' postage will be covered by county in vote-by-mail elections | Larkspur, Corte Madera voters' postage paid for by county

Colorado: Williams drops in on staff at Pitkin clerk's office

Florida: Longtime Sebastian City clerk announces retirement

Georgia: Credit monitoring sign-up opens for Ga. voters

Indiana: Judge: Charlestown's election results stand as is

Kansas: League to take voter registration to schools

Maine: Bill to control video recording at polling places among 50 vying for consideration

Maryland: When one pick isn't enough, county considers ranked choice voting

Massachusetts: Worcester hopes to limit long lines at polls for presidential election

Michigan: Senate plans to pass straight-ticket voting ban, ditch absentee voting billLegislature caps 2015 with flurry of election bill action | Good news, bad news with Ferndale poll locations | Some residents will see polling location changes

Mississippi: Madison Co. election commission deletes minutes raising questions

Missouri: Number of Wayne Co. polling places to be reduced | Automatic voter registration filed by two house Dems

Nebraska: Possible mail-in ballot voting in 2016 elections, county clerk waiting on approval

New Jersey: Morris election official accused of having child porn

New Mexico: Duran accepts penalties, will begin serving sentence Friday

New York: Group strives to resuscitate voting at turnout declines

North Carolina: Sunday early voting returns to New Hanover after 12 years

Ohio: Portage Co. getting new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Elk Co. commissioners hear of voting precinct concerns

Tennessee: Election office can't have own vacation policy

Texas: Weld Co. officials seek input on vote centers | Ahead of open carry, Dallas officials urge residents to keep calm if they see handguns next year | County agrees to joint election

Virginia: Franklin going back to paper voting

Washington: County council, elections partner in making voting more convenient and accessible

Wisconsin: Scott Walker dramatically rewrites election rules in Wisconsin | Walker signs bills scrapping elections board